High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

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High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places by David Breashears

For generations of resolute adventurers, from George Mallory to Sir Edmund Hillary to Jon Krakauer, Mount Everest and the world's other greatest peaks have provided the ultimate testing ground. But the question remains: Why climb? In High Exposure, elite mountaineer and acclaimed Everest filmmaker David Breashears answers with an intimate and captivating look at his life.
For Breashears, climbing has never been a question of risk taking: Rather, it is the pursuit of excellence and a quest for self-knowledge. Danger comes, he argues, when ambition blinds reason. The stories this world-class climber and great adventurer tells will surprise you — from discussions of competitiveness on the heights to a frank description of the 1996 Everest tragedy.

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ISBN-13: 9780684865454
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 661,928
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Breashears has made four trips to Everest's summit. His cinematic achievements include the IMAX® movie Everest and "Everest: The Death Zone" for the PBS series NOVA. He is the recipient of four Emmy awards for his accomplishments in cinematography. When not climbing, Breashears resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

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